Gary J. Benson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Denver, CO

Dworkin Chambers Williams York Benson & Evans, PC
 | 3900 East Mexico Avenue, Suite 1300, Denver, CO 80210
Phone: 303-584-0990
Fax: 303-584-0995
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2013, 2020
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (10%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Gary J. Benson is a shareholder with the Dworkin Chambers Williams York Benson & Evans, PC, law firm in Denver, Colorado. A top-rated trial attorney with nearly 30 years of legal experience, Mr. Benson represents the rights and interests of clients throughout the greater Denver Metro and surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    ·       Employment litigation and transactions

    ·       Personal injury and premises liability defense

    ·       Business litigation

    ·       Construction defect litigation

    A Scotland native, Mr. Benson has called the Denver area his home since 1974. A 1987 graduate of Beloit College, he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1990 from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 1990. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District of Colorado as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.

    Throughout the course of his career, Mr. Benson has achieved considerable success defending his clients against serious employment law and liability claims. Among his most notable successes, he obtained a $250,000 judgment for attorneys fees in a class action brought by the employees of a major furniture manufacturer. He successfully defended a client against several individual lawsuits, where he secured a mistrial in a wrongful termination case as well as a summary judgment in district court in favor of this client.

    In addition, he secured a judgment of well over $300,000 for the same client in a commercial business dispute as well as a favorable summary judgment involving a $650,000 breach of contract and wage claim. In recognition for his outstanding professionalism and service, he has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell as well as many other top ratings from his peers.

    A leader in his field, Mr. Benson has conducted numerous lectures and seminars on a variety of legal topics related to his practice areas, and he routinely advises his clients on matters involving best employment practices, employment agreements and other similar issues. Along with maintaining a successful trial practice, he also helps his employer clients negotiate and draft employment agreements, severance packages for executives and other matters.

    Mr. Benson is an active member of the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations, and he once served on the Colorado Lawyers Committee.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Employment Litigation
    • 10%Personal Injury - General
    • 10%Construction Litigation
    • 10%Civil Litigation


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    Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2013, 2020

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    About Gary Benson

    Admitted: 1990, Colorado

    Professional Webpage:


    • Nominated as Colorado Super Lawyer for Employment - Defense., Super Lawyer, Colorado Super Lawyer, 2011
    • Nominated as AV rated attorney by Martindale Hubbell, AV Rated Lawyer, Martindale Hubbell, 2014
    • Nominated as Colorado Super Lawyer for Employment - Defense., Super Lawyer, Colorado Super Lawyer, 2013
    • Nominated as Colorado Super Lawyer for Employment - Defense., Super Lawyer, Colorado Super Lawyer, 2012

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Denver Bar Association, 1990 - Present
    • Colorado Bar Association, 1990 - Present
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1992
    • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1990
    • Colorado, 1990

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Colorado Lawyers Committee, 1992 - 1996
    • Tau Kappa Epsilon
    • Gary serves on the Board of Directors of The Sean McCauley Hope Foundation, which provides comfort, support and education to families coping with the devastating diagnosis of pediatric cancer., 2001

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Sexual Harassment - An Employer's Guide, Colorado Court of Appeals
    • Hiring and Firing - An Employer's Guide, Alfred J. Arraj, Inns of Court


    • O’Malley, et. al. v. American Furniture Warehouse, 05CA1174 (Colorado Court of Appeals 2005)
    • Treat v. American Furniture Warehouse, 06-CV-02029-EWN-MEH (Federal District Court - Col 2006)
    • Coleman v. American Furniture Warehouse, 04 N 0683 (Federal District Court - Col 2004)

    Educational Background:

    • Mr. Benson graduated from Manual High School in 1983.  He attended Beloit College from 1983-1987 where he received a B.A. in History.  He attended the University of Denver College of Law from 1988-1990, where he received his Juris Doctor.
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    Office Location for Gary J. Benson

    3900 East Mexico Avenue, Suite 1300
    Denver, CO 80210

    Phone: 303-584-0990

    Fax: 303-584-0995

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